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Windows PowerShell for .NET Developers - Second Edition

By : Chendrayan Venkatesan, Sherif Talaat
Book Image

Windows PowerShell for .NET Developers - Second Edition

By: Chendrayan Venkatesan, Sherif Talaat

Overview of this book

Windows PowerShell 5.0 for .NET Developers is your self-start guide to performing automation using Windows PowerShell. This book will help you to understand the PowerShell syntax and grammar and will also teach you techniques to remove the rough edges of manual deployments. Packed with PowerShell scripts and sample C# codes to automate tasks, it also includes real-world scenarios such as administrating office servers to help you save time and perform deployments swiftly and efficiently. The book begins with the Windows PowerShell basics, explores the significant features of Windows Management Framework 5.0, covers the basic concepts of Desired State Configuration and the importance of idempotent deployments. By the end of the book, you will have a good understanding of Windows PowerShell’s features and will be able to automate your tasks and manage configuration effectively.
Table of Contents (13 chapters)


DSC needs a supporting PowerShell version, which is version 4.0, and operating system from Windows 2008 R2 onwards. DSC is built on CIM and needs the WinRM listeners, service, and script execution policy.

Let's set up a machine to jump-start DSC. Here, we will use a machine working on the Windows Server 2008 R2 operating system with SP1, and the PowerShell version is 2.0. Perform the following steps:

Let's take a look at the .NET framework version installed on the Windows 2008 R2 SP1 box from the registry using PowerShell. Run the following command for this:

Get-ItemProperty 'HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\NET Framework Setup\NDP\v4\Client'

The output is illustrated in the following image:

You can also install the .NET Framework 4.5 first and then check the version after successful...